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About leetompkins

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About Me

  • Location
    Boerne, Texas
  • Interests
    Travel, Cooking
  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    Princess and Royal Caribbean
  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call
    Southern Caribbean and Alaska

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  1. Not sure if this is the right forum for my question but here goes; My wife and I are booked on the Freedom of the Seas for next May 2020 and we are flying in from the states a day early staying at the El San Juan Hotel. Does anyone know if there are any wine stores near that hotel to purchase some wine to take on board for our cruise? Thank you.
  2. Enjoy your cruise. We are on the same cruise next May 2020. Look forward to your review.
  3. Again, thank you Ckarea for pointing me in the right direction. I will continue my research on nailing down a suitable hotel before they are all booked up.
  4. Thank you for clarification on which pier the Freedom embarks and disembarks. I was a bit confused thinking it used one of the piers in Old San Juan. Any suggestions on good hotels in and around the Pan American Piers? Its been several years since my wife and I were in Puerto Rico. I know hotels prices are at a premium there. Thanks again.
  5. We've booked a cruise on the Freedom of the Seas out of San Juan for next May 2020. Can someone tell me which terminal the Freedom sails out of in San Juan? Is it Pier 1, 2, or 3 or Pan American Piers 1 or 2? Thank you.
  6. We are booked on the May 24, 2020 Freedom of the seas cruise and heard the ship would be in dry dock for the first few months of 2020. My research found that the Amped Up reno would include a new laser tag, escape room, and new dining venues along with additional water slides around the pool area. Guess we all will see when it comes out of dry dock in late March or so.
  7. Thank you all for providing feedback on your cruise experience in the Southern Caribbean while sailing on the Freedom of the Seas. Looks like we chose a great ship and super itinerary. Thanks again.
  8. My wife and I just booked the Freedom of the Seas itinerary out of San Juan for next May 24, 2020. We are excited to be taking this cruise to the southern Caribbean. Our last cruise to this part of the Caribbean was on our honeymoon back in 1973, so we are looking forward to it. Question: We are traveling from San Antonio, TX to Puerto Rico for this cruise. Is it advisable to fly in a day early to ensure we are there for boarding the ship on time and does anyone have some recommendations for hotels to stay in if we do fly in a day early? Thank for the help. Lee and Shelley
  9. Carmel or Dial 7 Car Service is your best bet from Brooklyn to Mid-Town Manhattan.
  10. Speaking of the Winemaker Dinner; how do you sign up for it? We will be cruising on the Regal this Saturday out of NY to New England/Canada. Thanks.
  11. Your very welcome Nini. Enjoy the cruise. Hope the weather is nice. Understand the Regal is a beautiful ship.
  12. My wife and I are on a cruise this month too and will be visiting Newport, RI along with Boston, Bar Harbor, Saint John, NB, and Halifax NS. Apparently, there are lots of great seafood eateries in all these ports. Based on my research we are leaning towards trying The Black Pearl (know for their clam chowder), The Mooring, and Brick Alley Pub. Of course, these are just a few of the great places. Hopefully, other cruisers who have been to Newport, RI and the other ports will way in with their suggestions. In the meantime, you might check out this link called Toms Port Guide for Newport RI: https://www.tomsportguides.com/uploads/5/8/5/4/58547429/newport-rhode-island-08-25-2013.pdf. Tom has done a nice job summing up his visit to this and the other puts along the New England/Canada route. By the way, we will be departing on the Regal Princess next Saturday, 9/22. Hope this helps get you started. Lee and Shelley
  13. Thanks for the update BigGuy25. Looks like original 100 rooms are up and running as previously reported. Sure glad to hear internet is running smooth and very fast. That's sure a plus. Would be nice to find out from the Princess guru's what the hold-up is regarding full implementation. Of course, we board next Saturday and will enjoy our time onboard either way.
  14. Interesting CruisingDeacon! If it were 100% implemented on the Regal for all passengers don't you think there would be more chatter about how it's going? I'm skeptical just like you. Guess I will find out next Saturday, 9/22 when my wife and I board the Regal for our cruise to New England and Canada.
  15. Honest mistake skennedy25. I agree that Princess needs to put some more steam into the Ocean Medallion Program.
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